This pit lies on Oak Island Nova Scotia. Many North Americans believe great wealth will be awarded to the skilled engineer who can overcome its defenses. Many individuals have spent at least two million dollars endeavor to defeat the genius that dug the pit and harnessed the tides to defend it.
In 1795, Daniel McGinnis discovered the pit. He found a recently made clearing among the oak trees. In the center was an ancient oak. One of its branches was cut off and there was a depression in the ground. The next day he returned with his friends and digging tools. They removed several platforms of oak logs sealed with putty. At twenty -seven meters their picks struck a hard obstruction, but when they the next day, they found it flooded with seawater. No amount of baling and pumping could lower the amount of seawater in the pit. On the beach they found a specially constructed drain. This was connected to a tunnel that carried seawater into the pit. The excavators dynamited the tunnel, but the sea continued to flow into the pit. Later it was discovered that another tunnel ran into the pit at a deeper level.
Over time the pit has become a welter of mud and it would cost a million dollars to excavate the pit and miners have found no evidence of treasure.
The construction of the pit and flood tunnels would need the knowledge of a skilled engineer and the strength of several miners. The oak platforms made airlocks, which held, down the sea. The removal of them allowed the sea to surge up, flooding the pit. No one, not even the original constructors, could reach its depths.
Having excavated the pit, the engineer could have dug upwards and outwards from the shaft and made treasure concealments close to the surface. In this way he would over come disturbing the soil. Then he would have connected the flood tunnels, placed the oak platforms in position, and filled the pit with earth.
The engineer alone would know the true position of his treasure.